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The 400,000 Votes That Tipped the Election

SOGAPreacher Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:21 PM
I understand that I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but how can an election site that has, let's say, 4000 registered voters and end up with 143% or 5720 votes cast.
SOGAPreacher Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:35 PM
My understanding is that in Port St. Lucie FL there was only 1 precinct that had less than 113% turn out. Odd, that!!
Stan306 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:25 PM
Even more suspicious is when you point this out - the left goes over the edge...

May Obama live with the shadow of voter fraud for his entire 4 years and two months..
Lars795 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 1:31 PM
No, may he go down in history, durin his lifetime, as the worst president the United States ever had. That will be the worse punishment for someone like him.

Broad trends and the national political undertow can't be adequately captured in any single statistic -- but if Mitt Romney had managed to push the electorate in a handful of states a few clicks in his direction, he'd be the president-elect, rather than an also-ran.  Via Jim Geragthy:

Florida: 73,858

Ohio: 103,481

Virginia: 115,910

Colorado: 113,099

Those four states, with a collective margin of, 406,348 for Obama, add up to 69 electoral votes. Had Romney won 407,000 or so additional votes in the right proportion in those states, he would have 275...